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Dr Margaret Yoon

Teaching

I enjoy teaching on modules that cover my research interests, from the Restoration through the early nineteenth century. I am also committed to teaching first-year modules, including Beginnings, Approaches to Criticism, and Academic Practice. For the past few years, I have offered a third-year module on the works of Jane Austen. I learn something new every year I teach it. I had an opportunity to experience a different teaching environment in the autumn term of 2013, when I was a visiting assistant professor at Vassar College in New York.

One of my specific aims in teaching, particularly in teaching first-year students, is how to become an independent thinker. Although I guide discussions when needed and make sure to cover core material for each week, I try very hard to let students shape the discussion based on their interests and questions about the texts we read. Guiding final-year students in writing their dissertations is particularly rewarding and I am always thrilled by the way students develop the kernel of an idea into a completed, well-researched dissertation. 

Modules taught